Is Stephen Jones not feeling well ?
NZ ODI batting record achieved by Kane Williamson in this match.
With consecutive innings of 79* (v Afghanistan), 106* (v SA), and 148 (v WI) he scored 333 runs before being dismissed.
This beats the NZ record held by Chris Harris of 320 ODI runs before being dismissed, achieved over nine matches May 1997-January 1998 with consecutive scores of:
26*, 77*, 29*, 18*, 52*, 9*, 37*, 62*, 10
Chiefs: Damian McKenzie, Sean Wainui, Anton Lienert-Brown, Alex Nankivell, Sam McNicol, Aaron Cruden, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi; Pita Gus Sowakula, Sam Cane (c), Luke Jacobson, Mitchell Brown, Michael Allardice, Atu Moli, Bradley Slater, Aidan Ross.
Reserves: Samisoni Taukei'aho, Reuben O'Neill, Ross Geldenhuys, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Mitchell Karpik, Lisati Milo-Harris, Kaleb Trask, Quinn Tupaea.
Magpies' Player of the Year awards last night:
Rookie of the Year:
Player of the Year:
Players' Player of the Year
(3-2-1 basis for each game by the players)
Holy hell, am sitting in a cafe in Havelock North, as I type this. In walks Mitchell Santner.
Just asked him how far away he is from playing and told me he is scheduled to play for ND in the Super Smash.
No, did not take a selfie with him or ask for his autograph.
If it was Kane Williamson you bet I would have.
Hastings RS demolished Havelock Nth 50-10, was 38-3 at halftime.
Danny Toala scored two tries for Hastings, playing at centre. Hastings RS fielded five Magpies - Toala, Neria Fomai, Mason Emerson, Jason Long and Jacob Devery.
NOB Marist held on to beat Tamatea 121-7.
@Number-10 @Magpie_in_aus Bloody hell, just when things were going along so swimmingly and then this hits us. In my case, and Magpie-in-Aus as well, it is a double whammy with him also turning out for our beloved Texans. Luckily I am not up home again until Aug 15 (v Havelock) all going well but by god this is going to be hard to accept an imposter from the 'Poo in my team! Bring back the Barracuda ASAP.
@Higgins - Tech are playing Clive on the 15th. Tech beat Havelock last Saturday.
Watched MAC v NOB Marist.
NOB Marist came from 17-34 down to win 43-34.
The NOB Marist try to draw level was the classic one of winger running down left touchline with one man coming across - they both dived at the same time - the NOB Marist wing for the corner and the MAC defender for the NOB Marist winger. Down went the corner flag, Referee consulted the AR, and the try was awarded.
The conversion attempt was literally inches off the left touchline, the kick hit the right hand upright, bounced down on to the top of the crossbar, and bounced over.
And that's how NOB Marist went from 29-34 down to 36-34 into the lead.
Lincoln McClutchie played fullback for MAC, and had an off day with the boot, kicking 2/7.
Kianu Kereru-Symes came on for MAC in the last 30 minutes.
Hastings RS demolished unbeaten Taradale 35-10.
Central Hawkes Bay 22 - 00 Havelock North
Napier High School Old Boys-Marist 49 - 00 Pirates
Clive 14 - 09 MAC
Tamatea 05 - 64 Hastings RSC
Taradale 32 - 16 Napier Tech Old Boys
Presumably 9 penalties and a hotly disputed try!
Those turning up to witness the expected points fest that occurs whenever the Napier High School Old Boys-Marist Senior Three team play were let down a bit this week with just the 68 points scored, all coming on the Havelock North side of the scoreboard.
Upset of the day.
@Higgins - Tech led 16-15 at halftime, but were scoreless in the second half.
@Crucial Phil Judd is NZ's answer to Syd Barrett.
Brilliant talent but some serious problems...
Yep, always liked Counting The Beat.
Phil's parents owned a dairy shop in Frederick Street, Hastings - opposite Mahora Primary School.
Rugby broadcast deal worth $10m a year, after Raelene Castle rejected $125m offer
The tough financial reality for Rugby Australia is that their next broadcast deal is likely to be worth no more than $10m a year for its domestic competition.
All up, a deal could be valued at $20m adding in $10m for Test matches. If RA secures a broadcast deal like this, it is $15m a year less than the deal offered by Foxtel to the Raelene Castle-led administration last November.
Back then a five-year $US125m deal was tabled and RA walked away in the hope of starting a bidding war. It never materialised.
RA interim chief executive Rob Clarke is left dealing with a harsh economic reality that means inevitable change, cost-cutting across the board and agility when it comes to developing a new competition model.
Clarke told The Australian he is working towards presenting a competition model with some “new assets” — possibly a “State of Union” series (like State of Origin) and an Anzac Day Bledisloe Cup — which he is hoping will generate additional TV broadcast interest and value.
He said there are parties outside of Foxtel who are interested in the broadcast rights but would not disclose them.
“My job is to do the best deal for the game and it’s incumbent upon me to pursue all potential partnerships that could lead to the best outcome for the game,” Clarke said.
The TV ratings for Super Rugby AU have been paltry with 69,000 viewers tuning in to the NSW v Queensland season opener (but 95,000 inclusive of Kayo and Foxtel Now). When rugby was humming, a match like that could draw 175,000 sets of eyeballs on Foxtel. The 2011 Super Rugby final won by Queensland over the Crusaders broke records when it reached 518,000 on Foxtel.
Today, in an effort to revive the sport, there are three competition models being considered by RA management for season 2021 and beyond.
“In the COVID environment with the restrictions and challenges being presented to us, it is critical we explore all avenues for competition structures, because that will help to establish a solid and profitable foundation for the future,” Clarke said.
“To that end, we have looked at a potential dismantling of the entire Super Rugby structure and going back to first principles.
“We have looked at different iterations around a domestic competition with an international crossover element. We are looking at the trans-Tasman competition as a foundation for expansion into the Asian Pacific. And a number of other iterations that involve new directions.
“The determining factors are not necessarily straightforward, they are influenced by existing SANZAAR partnerships, potential broadcast revenue and the ability to ensure whatever we do builds towards a sustainable and successful Wallabies program.”
Clarke stressed that the Wallabies were the jewels in the crown for Australian rugby. He is also keen to explore the option of boosting club rugby, noting competitions such as the National Rugby Championship failed to spark the tribalism among fans.
“If you went back to first principles in an ideal world, you would build on existing brands … that have reach and deep history. You would be mad not to build on those,” he said.
“The learning through the NRC and the ARC before that, it’s difficult to build fan tribalism with concocted teams. It would be great to have a competition where we liberate the top club rugby teams in the country and bring them into a competition where we are getting the best of the amateur game on show.
“If we can create a financially stable model here, it doesn’t preclude us still doing the club model and elevating that at the same time as a new model for Super Rugby … It’s is not an either or, it’s an and, and to do that, we really need to bring significant investment in the game.”